USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1978-021-FA

Other ID: 78-1, 78-2

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Location: South Toms Canyon, Carteret Canyon, Baltimore Canyon Trough, Georges Bank, Veatch Canyon, Lydonia Canyon, North Atlantic upper Continental Slope, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): John M. Aaron

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Seismics: Sparker, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Visual Identification: Submersible Observations

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Make detailed observations of geologic hazards, especially slumping, along the upper continental slope off Georges Bank and off Baltimore Canyon area.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 1978-07-30

Start Port/Location: Cape May, NJ

End Date: 1978-08-09

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: Video camera - deep sea, ORE 140 transceiver/1036 transducer sub-bottom profiler, Benthos model 372 camera and strobe, Grab sampler - Van Veen , Teledyne single-channel 300-500J 40-tip minisparker, Northstar 6000 LORAN-C, Single channel hydrophone, Submersible Observation

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: DIAPHUS dives: 24; Minisparker: 592 km; 3.5 kHz: 15 km; Van Veen grab samples: 6; Video tapes; Photos.

Staff: John M. Aaron, Susan Barton, Cynthia Bryden, John C., Jr. Hampson, Jerry McCarthy, Richard E. Sylwester, David Twichell

Affiliate Staff:
Rich Slater - Ch. Sci.; Pam Butler - guest
Reader's Digest; Charles V. G. Phipps - guest
University of Sydney
Australia; Don Bolstad - diving operation supervisor
Martek; Gordon Barksdale - pilot
Martek; Pat Hickey - pilot
Martek

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Rich Slater - Ch. Sci.; John Aaron - geologist, North Atlantic; Cynthia Bryden - biologist; Jack Hampson - geological assistant; Jerry McCarthy - tech.; Susan Purdy - secretary; Dick Sylwester - tech.; Dave Twichell - geologist, Mid-Atlantic.

Location Map:

Platform(s):

photo of Diaphus
Diaphus
photo of State Arrow
State Arrow

Publications

Buczkowski, B.J., and Kelsey, S.A., 2007, Archival policies and collections database for the Woods Hole Science Center's marine sediment samples: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1187/.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Video camera - deep sea --- Video
ORE 140 transceiver/1036 transducer sub-bottom profiler --- Sub Bottom Profiler
1978-021-FA-BA-001 ( Digital tape of BT data: inv. # 0928.)
Benthos model 372 camera and strobe --- Photo
1978-021-FA-PH-001 ( Bottom photo 35 mm slides: from 19 of 24 dives.)
Grab sampler - Van Veen --- Geology
Teledyne single-channel 300-500J 40-tip minisparker --- Sparker
Northstar 6000 LORAN-C --- Navigation
1978-021-FA-LN-002 ( Digital tape of NV-FINAL data: inv. # 1747.)
1978-021-FA-LN-001 ( Navigation trackline plot for field activity 78021)
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Boomer
Bubble Gun
Sparker
Sub Bottom Profiler
1978-021-FA-SE-003 ( analog tape of seismic data)
1978-021-FA-SE-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( MSP) for lines )
1978-021-FA-SE-002 ( microfilm of *SMALL CAN, NO#)
1978-021-FA-NL-003-02 ( Cruise Curator's inventory and description of sparker and 3.5 kHz seismic data, sample station locations, and submersible dive locations. )
Submersible Observation --- Submersible Observations
1978-021-FA-NL-002 ( Dive audio tapes: original tapes missing as of 09/25/09.)
1978-021-FA-NL-002-01 ( Audio tape transcripts and supporting observer notes: from 23 of 24 dives (#5 missing).)